Accra and Cape Coast Escape

The purpose of this tour is to bring people closer to our culture and heritage. It also involves outdoor adventures through the Kakum Forest. This tour is also an opportunity for people to learn more about our political history as a country.

per adult from

$328

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Pick up and drop offs
    • Local Transportation
    • Entrance fees to tour sites & Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Kakum National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Elmina Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Cape Coast Castle
    • Entry/Admission - W.E.B. DuBois Center
    • Entry/Admission - Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
    • Entry/Admission - Independence Square
    • Entry/Admission - Center for National Culture
    What's excluded :
    • International Airfare
    • Travel Insurance
    • Visa fees and Immunizations

  • Day 1: Cape Coast

    Stop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast Ghana
    The Kakum National Park was established in 1932. Kakum National Park is a home for lovers of nature. The Park is made up of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest and is one of the famous national parks in Ghana. It protects plant and animal treasures of the African tropical forest. Trails provide self-guided day hiking opportunities where you may sight some of the over 200 bird species represented: the parrot, bee-eaters, blue plantain-eaters, hornbills, and kingfishers. The dense vegetation provides cover for globally endangered species such as the forest elephant and bongo - the largest forest antelope, as well as various types of monkeys.
    The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides a treetop view of the beautiful forest.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina Ghana
    Elmina Castle was established by Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) in Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast). Elmina and Elmina Castle was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. It was first established as a trade settlement but later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast Ghana
    Cape Coast Castle is one of the largest of the castles built by European powers in today Ghana. It began as a trade lodge constructed by the Portuguese in 1555 on a part of the Gold Coast, which later became known as the Cape Coast. In 1653, following Sweden’s conquest of the Cape Coast, the Swedish Africa Company constructed a permanent wooden fortress for trade in timber and gold. A decade later, the fort was reconstructed in stone when the Danes seized power from the Swedish. The fort then passed through the hands of many foreign powers.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Eastern Region

    Stop At: W.E.B. DuBois Center, 1 Circular Road, Cantonments just few meters from the US Embassy and close to Ghana International School, Accra Ghana
    The center is named after William Edward Burghardt Du Bois who was an African-American civil rights activist and later became a citizen of Ghana in the 1960s. He is often known as the ‘Father of Pan-Africanism’. The centre is where he once lived with his wife and where they are now buried. It houses his personal library, a small museum with a handful of personal effects such as his graduation robes. The mausoleum is surrounded by Asante stools, a seminar room, a restaurant, a gallery, an amphitheater and a research centre for Pan-African history and culture.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, High St., Accra Ghana
    Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is also known as the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. It is the last resting place of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. This museum is dedicated to him to honour his dedication in liberating Ghana, formally known as Gold Coast, from colonial rule.
    The Museum houses the personal effects and publications of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and pictures showing his life history with some of the most famous people of his time.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Independence Square, Accra Ghana
    Kwame Nkrumah commissioned the Independence Square, also known as Black Star Square, to honour the visit of Queen Elizabeth II. Independence Square is a vast, empty expanse of concrete overlooked by spectator stands which can seat about 30,000 people. The Independence Arch was an inspiration to other African countries vying for independence and the Flame of African Liberation. The roundabout before the square contains in the center, the Black Star Gate also known as the Black Star Monument which was built in 1961.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Center for National Culture, 28th February Rd Near Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Accra Ghana
    The Centre for National Culture crafts market can also be simply known as the Arts Center. There are so many different stalls selling different varieties of Ghanaian inspired arts and crafts and this is one of the cool places to shop in Accra. There is so much to see and buy from woven Kente cloth, wooden sculptures to earrings and other fashion accessories matched with the latest in African Attire fashion from all over Ghana.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Senyo Global Solutions, No. 38 Ayaben St, Adenta Municipality, Ghana
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any agreed point. Airports
    • Kotoka Airport, Accra Ghana
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/7/2019 - 1/1/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • 1. We have temporarily banned hugs and handshakes throughout tourists stay in Ghana. 2. All meals will be eaten at a neat restaurant where social distancing is applicable. 3. We pay serious attention to social distancing and avoid over crowded space.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Pro Tour Africa

Activity ID: V-172863P16

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